by The Welthi Bureau | 07th March , 2019
STAR Hospitals Institute of Neurosciences and Trauma, makes history as it announces India’s first ever designated “CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE” for Training and Education in FULL ENDOSCOPIC SPINE SURGERY by RIWOspine, a Richard Wolf Company based in Germany.
The latest innovation fulfils the requirements of both doctors and patients alike and gives the former in undergoing training. Also, this facility can be availed by patients.
Star Hospitals has pioneered Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery techniques for the treatment of Lumbar Disc Disease in South India since 2012, underDr. SukumarSura, Endoscopic Neuro Spine Surgeon at STAR Hospitals.Since then, Dr. SukumarSura has performed over 500 such advanced procedures with very good clinical results. He has also trained and proctored over 25 surgeons in India and abroad.
The impact of this breakthrough Center of Excellence is tremendous, since Lumbar Disc Disease is a key cause of disability, affecting thousands of people in India, and posing a financial and social burden to the community at large. To tackle this problem, new treatment options and surgical techniques are continuously developed for the management of this disease. Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery is a most exciting and unique innovation, combining the advantages of radical treatment offered by open microscopic surgery, currently the gold standard, and the non-invasive and tissue preserving nature of percutaneous techniques.
There are two surgical options in treating a disc prolapse and foramen stenosis.One is a traditional open microsurgery. Here a large incision is made in the patient’s back, the muscles of the back are retracted, and some bone is also removed. This exposes the nerves, and once they are retracted the disc prolapse is exposed. Then the prolapsed disc material is removed and the neural tissue is adequately decompressed. This results in a large scar, significant muscle damage and sometimes instability due to excess bone removal. Since the neural tissue is retracted, some amount of damage to the nerve is a distinct possibility.
The latest method is a very minimally invasive procedurecalled “Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery”, which entails a 4-6 mm incision in the flank. The offending disc material is removed through an endoscope using special surgical instruments, 4MhZ Radio Frequency (RF) System and LASER (Holmium-YAG) and Articulating Bone Drill. The entire procedure is done under Epidural Analgesia / Local Anesthesia.
Dr. SukumarSura and his Team, in association with RIWOspine Germany, are committed to enhancing the implementation of Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery techniques across India, through comprehensive training and education programs at Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, for Neurosurgeons/Orthopedic Surgeons, according to individual needs and requirements.
Last year, Dr. Sukumar and his team conducted an International Endoscopic Lumbar Spine Surgery conference and LIVE Surgery workshop, which was attended by over 250 delegates from across the world.This year, Dr. Sukumar and his team will be organizing an international conference -“Spine Endoscopy Summit” - from July19-21, 2019, in Hyderabad, India, with special focus on Endoscopic Spine Fusion Surgery.
The Advantages of Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery over conventional open spine surgery include:
• Stichless Spine Surgery (No sutures)
• Performed as a day care procedure, under local anaesthesia
• Patient is completely awake and totally aware during the entire procedure.
• Usually provides immediate relief from symptoms
• Reduced soft tissue injury
• No bone is sacrificed
• No epidural fibrosis as a result of the surgical procedure
• Elderly people, high risk surgery patients can also undergo this procedure
• Reduced risk of complications
• To the common man, it can be called Keyhole Surgery
For More Information Please Contact: Mr.Naresh Kumar +91 9866194280
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